UWC ranks as one of world’s best universities
Once again, the University of the Western Cape has been declared one of the top 1000 universities in the world, according to the QS World University 2019/2020 rankings; a testament to the University’s growing academic reputation and research achievements. When it came time to compile a link of the... Read more
UWC, SABC in historic media partnership
On Tuesday the University of the Western Cape (UWC) and the Western Cape SABC signed a historic partnership agreement. The provincial broadcaster will assist the UWC Media Society – a student-driven initiative – to enhance the student experience by developing media and broadcasting skills. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU),... Read more
UWC’s Tina wins top economics prize
UWC’s Tina Fransman has won the 2018 Economic Society of South Africa (ESSA) Founder’s Medal for Best Economics Master’s Thesis in South Africa. Fransman’s thesis, in which she used a multidimensional poverty index (MPI), was based on multidimensional poverty in South Africa between 2001–2016. At the time of writing,... Read more
University of the Western Cape Registration Celebration
“It sounds like a cliché – but there are actually two types of people in the world: those who make things happen, and those who hope that someone will make it happen for them. At the University of the Western Cape, we believe in supporting the former – and... Read more
UWC welcomes 30 exchange students for 2019
The University of the Western Cape (UWC) has welcomed 30 international study abroad semester students from partner universities to its campus. The students, from the USA, France and Germany, attended a three-day orientation programme. The students are being hosted by the University’s International Relations Office and were officially welcomed... Read more
UWC makes an impressive Varsity Cup debut
UWC rugby team began their Varsity Cup challenge with great aplomb when they nearly snatched a win over the higher rated Ikey Tigers of UCT in their own backyard at Green Mile sports field on Monday, 4 February 2019. Leading 24-23 with only five minutes remaining, FNB UWC could... Read more
UWC students working bio-entrepreneurship wonders
The University of the Western Cape joined forces with OneBio, Africa’s first biotech incubator, to design a mini incubation programme. It has unearthed some revolutionary biotechnology ideas – from a cannabinoid vape to using industrial reject brine for cosmetics and food production, among other things. Students from the Institute... Read more
UWC celebrates 5 alumni selected to Banyana Banyana
The University of the Western Cape (UWC) has proudly produced five players in the recent 26-member Banyana Banyana squad. Recently awarded African Women’s Player of the Year and 2018 African Goal Scorer of the Year, Thembi Kgatlana, who is with Houston Dash in Texas in the United States, tops... Read more
UWC: Lillian Barnard promotes women in STEM
The University of the Western Cape (UWC) prides itself on providing young women with the skills needed to change the world – women like Lillian Barnard, ICT legend and Microsoft South Africa’s new Managing Director, effective 1 March 2019. “Lillian is a seasoned professional with proven capabilities and a strong... Read more
UWC Forensic DNA Lab launches revolutionary DNA testing kit
November 25, 2018 marked the first day of 16 Days of Activism centered around No Violence Against Women and Children. To help address the high level of sexual assault cases in South Africa, UWC’s DNA Forensic Laboratory and inqaba biotec™ launched a revolutionary DNA profiling system which could prove... Read more